Beautiful artwork in a minimalist interface. But you'd better have your browser window maximised on a big monitor. *sigh*
Archive: September, 2007
Saturday, September 29th, 2007
It's time roll out some new clichés. I like "reporting from the green zone" as a substitute for "seeing the world through rose-coloured glasses."
A Q&A with Ridley Scott on the eve of releasing Blade Runner: The Final Cut.
Friday, September 28th, 2007
Is Google Earth about to become a more immersive environment?
Livejournal profile pages get some microformats lovin', That's a lot of hCards.
This looks like being the year's best Brighton-based ninja stoner movie.
How to interpret those military hand signals they always use in the movies.
Just as with lolcats, the cumalitive effect of this lolcat/religion mashup is pure hilarity. I'll never look at religious iconography the same way again.
Faceball on Channel 4. Too weird.
Thursday, September 27th, 2007
Amazon is AB testing their next design iteration. Bye, bye tabs (yay!), hello fly-out menus (boo!).
Twitter introduces the ability to get alerted by phone or IM when keywords are mentioned. A nice little unobtrusive feature.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
Stephen Fry answers questions on VideoJug about technology and Web 2.0 amongst other things. Swoonsome.
A campaign for better music from Last.fm.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007
I think we should get a whole set for the Clearleft office.
Now this is the way to launch a video game.
This blogging Tory MP is stealing someone's bandwidth for the photo in this post. Said photo has been subtly altered. Hilarity ensues in the comments.
Sounds like Prince is being a bit of a twat. And Flickr have become complicit with the twattiness, to a degree.
Monday, September 24th, 2007
Buy a laptop for a child in the developing world and you get one for yourself.
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Leslie is on the telly! How freakin' cool is this?
Brian Oberkirch's presentation from Webmaster Jam looks excellent.
Saturday, September 22nd, 2007
Excellent news from the New York Times: no more charging for content. Finally, I can link to NYT articles from blog posts (and del.icio.us).
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
Speaking from experience, I concur.
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Six Apart are getting ready to make portable social networks a reality. Watch this space for code.
An interesting product designed to catch the thieves after your Macbook gets stolen.
This Ning competitor has a lot of really nice UI touches. Also, the fact that you can play around a lot without signing up is a plus point.
Stephen Fry is blogging. This makes me happy. All is well with the world.
Dan is claiming that these notebooks could be moleskin killers. I am intrigued and I do like the nice use of Futura.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
The paper of Joe's talk at ATypI Brighton. It's fascinating, well-researched stuff.
This is very good news for me and my Wii.
Monday, September 17th, 2007
From the people who brought you jQuery comes a set of widgets built using jQuery complete with documentation and tutorials.
Saturday, September 15th, 2007
Best. Social networking site. Ever.
This nicely understated teaser site isn't going to dispel any of the mystery around the Cloverfield project.
Friday, September 14th, 2007
John Sutherland's excellent presentation from BarCamp Brighton.
Thursday, September 13th, 2007
By far the best round-up of AEA Chicago. "Jeremy Keith looks a bit like Alan Rickman's Severus Snape in Harry Potter."
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
Beautiful images of destruction. "I drop the figurine from the same height in complete darkness while the lens of the camera is open. When the figurine hits the ground, the sound triggers the lights to go off for a fraction of a second."
If you missed the conference, here's your chance to wear a little bit of dConstruct every day. Stylish t-shirts sporting a design by Kevin Cornell.
Monday, September 10th, 2007
The slides from Gareth Rushgrove's presentation at BarCamp Brighton. It's all about Restful Rabbits.
Little handpainted people left in London to fend for themselves.
The slides from Matthew Somerville's excellent BarCamp Brighton presentation: Is Cornwall part of England?
An incredibly addictive and deceptively simple puzzle game. Ignore the instructions and dive right in.
There's something very Gibsonesque about this real world mashup of Google Maps and Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
Tim Lucas is using machine tagging to aggregate Flickr pics from the "I work on the web" meme started by Lisa Herrod.
Continuing the tradition started at the Highland Fling. I love the way that Ribot wanders into shot like C3P0. Ribot robot.
Emily's new site for little snippets of design and subculture goodness looks like a treat.
The science looks solid, the steak looks delicious and the explanation is witty. I must try this.
"The cup holder is easily clamped with one hand to posts in the street, then used as a coat/bag/umbrella hanger and a drink holder." Smart.
Kind of disturbing, kind of funny.
Sunday, September 9th, 2007
This is absolutely brilliant. I've often wondered what luckless ad agency was suckered into doing those ridiculous anti-piracy films so wonderfully lampooned here.
I get about 50-60% of these memes.
Early adopters of the iPhone now get a $100 of Apple Store credit. Nice bit of customer management.
Saturday, September 8th, 2007
A beautifully marked up and typeset copy of George Orwell's classic essay.
Monday, September 3rd, 2007
Cameron's plea for social network transparency and portability is one of the most lucid and succinct yet.
Dopplr can has API.
Last.fm are hiring. If you're London-based and in the job market, I can think of a lot worse places to work.
Sunday, September 2nd, 2007
Scroll down to see "Anamorphic illusions drawn in a special distortion in order to create an impression of 3 dimensions when seen from one particular viewpoint." Insanely great.
Saturday, September 1st, 2007
I have no idea.
A collection of books with beautiful typography.